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Pakatan Harapan has achieved a simple majority in Parliament to form the next federal government, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah announced today.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan has achieved a simple majority in Parliament to form the next federal government, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah announced today.

He said as of 4.40am, the coalition, comprising Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, won 113 seats, followed by Barisan Nasional with 79 seats.

He said Pas won 18 seats, followed by Parti Warisan Sabah with eight seats and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku with one seat.

Hashim also said three independent candidates won seats in Parliament. There are a total of 222 seats in August House.

This is the first time Barisan Nasional has been defeated since 1955.

Meanwhile, the pact also slashed BN’s 60 year hold on Johor, Melaka and Negri Sembilan by winning over their state assemblies.

Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. BERNAMA

The pact retained Penang and Selangor.

In Perak's 59-seat state assembly, PKR won 29 seats while BN won 27 and Pas won 3.

The official results for Kedah, as of 2.55am, was that PKR had won 18 seats while Pas wrested 15 while BN managed to get 3.

As of 4.26am, the Sabah state assembly was caught in a deadlock with BN winning 29 seats, PKR (2) and its allies DAP (6) and Warisan (21).

When asked on the status of the three states, Election Commission deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood said it is up to the political parties to decide their own way forward.

“Whether they want to team up or remain as they are, it is their decision. Our job is just to announce the results.” he added.

Barisan Nasional retained Pahang and Perlis.

Pas in the meantime retained Kelantan and recaptured Terengganu.

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